Urgent Help Needed - Hp Pc Recovery Backup **

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  1. Sniper001

    Sniper001 Legen-wait for it-dary!

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    Hey guys, I purchased an HP computer about 2 years ago. Recently it started to randomly freeze, caused problems, etc.
    One day when I turned on my computer it couldn't start, the DOS menu would show up (black screen) and it would say that a windows file was corrupt. It gave me the option to recover my PC.

    Now, there were 2 choices I had
    1) Recover PC but keep data files
    2) Restore to factory settings

    I chose number 1 because I do not have a backup of my data files (my documents, etc). So it took 30 minutes, than I turned on my PC after it, and MY DATA FILES DISSAPEARED. Am I not looking in the right place for them? Did they dissapear?

    Now, important to note: ALL my programs are still here from before the backup that I had installed (such as some games, etc) AND they even have my username appeared in them...

    I NEED TO GET ACCESS TO THOSE FILES, ITS VERY IMPORTANT.

    Need some fast and good replies ASAP,
    Thanks.
     
  2. Leetsauce

    Leetsauce Well-Known Member

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    Maybe its on a backup partition? Look under my computer, and see if there is a partition to check out.
     
  3. spartan117

    spartan117 Senior Member

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    If it's XP I believe they will be in

    C:\Documents and Settings\{the old username}

    I think but I'm not 100% sure
     
  4. Sniper001

    Sniper001 Legen-wait for it-dary!

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    Yes, I am running Windows XP.
    I checked that, and my old username was: HP_Administrator
    (That's the default one it comes with)

    And when I reformatted my PC, the same username was used (since it was the default), so that directory is empty...
     
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    inverse Banned from GR

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    Oh noes, man. This is serious, aye. What you need to do, and fast, as every second that passes will be halving your chances of success, is go into Start >> cmd then...
     

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